Calendar 

 *Most events require registrations - please scroll below calendar to register for the events * 

Mar 15, 2020

1 pm - 3 pm

Free

Sheryl’s Book Signing Party

Join us for a celebration of Sheryl C. D. Ickes’s books. Sheryl will talk about her current books, her plans for her new series and we’ll have refreshments.

Mar 25, 2020

Postponed

$3 per person

PROMM with John L. Moore

Described as a "merry widow," a mysterious young woman detained a Hessian colonel in Mount Holly, New Jersey, during the very hours that George Washington and the American were marching against Trenton. Nobody knows who she was, but by entertaining their commander all night on Christmas night 1776, she kept hundreds of Hessian troops 25 miles away from Trenton — out of the action. Moore will be talking about her and the mystery that surrounds her patriotic act in his program about the history of the Revolutionary War.

Mar 26, 2020

Postponed

Spring Orr Forum with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine (Lecture and Workshop)

This event has been postponed due to public health concerns pertaining to the Coronavirus. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please stay tuned to find out when in the fall we will be having this event and thank you for your understanding.

Apr 04, 2020

Postponed

Free

Kensington Publishing CozyClub Mini-Con East

If you are a fan of cozy mysteries, then you will want to keep this date open as we will be hosting a special cozy mystery event at the Shiremanstown United Methodist Church.

Due to the generous sponsorship of Kensington Publishing Corporation, there is no charge to come to this event.

Apr 11, 2020

Submit before or on April 11th

Free to Enter

Plan Your Epitaph Day Contest

While it may seem rather morbid, there are two days of the year (April 6th and November 2nd) dedicated to writing your own epitaph and we decided to turn it into a contest. Write up your own epitaph and submit it to us by April 11th. The best epitaph will receive a $25 gift certificate to our shop.

Apr 22, 2020

Postponed

$5 per person

PROMM with Janeal Jaroh

A series of graves in Silver Spring Township testify that the dark side of human nature lurks everywhere, and is timeless.  Calculated murder, multiple victims, an unknowing love triangle, money, power, position, it’s all there. Will they get away with the killings or will there be an execution in public square of Carlisle?

Apr 25, 2020

12 pm - 5 pm

Independent Bookstore Day

Join us for refreshments and a small "thank-you" gift for your patronage.

May 03, 2020

3 pm - 5 pm

Free

Afternoon Fright Author Event

Join authors Vicki Delany, Essie Lang, and Elizabeth J. Duncan for an afternoon of murder mysteries.

May 27, 2020

7 pm - 8 pm

$3 per person

PROMM with Kelly Weaver

Psychic Medium Kelly L Weaver will teach you how to safely connect with spirit world. Do we all have the ability to sense spirits?

Jun 20, 2020

During Regular Hours

Longest Day of the Year

Celebrate the longest day of the year with a short story! All anthologies will be on sale. If you haven’t tried a book of short stories, it’s a great way to find a new author. If you enjoy an author’s short stories, you will probably enjoy their novels.

Jun 24, 2020

7 pm - 8 pm

PROMM with Carolee Brandt

TBD

Jun 28, 2020

TBD

Free to Attend

Author Showcase

Stay tuned for more details.

Jul 18, 2020

9 am - 12 pm 12 pm - 4 pm

Yard Sale/Craft Sale/Bag Sale

More details coming...

Jul 22, 2020

7 pm - 8 pm

$3 per person

PROMM with Mark Podvia

From American cannibalism to the assassination of Kentucky Governor William Goebel to the burial of Daniel Boone, General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and General "Mad Anthony" Wayne will be discussed during his talk - "Spooky Miscellanea II: Strange Happenings, Weird Places and Other Oddities."

Jul 26, 2020

2 pm - 3:30 pm

Author Event - John Gilstrap

Program: “Bangs & Booms 101: Technical Stuff that Writers Should Get Right”

Fiction readers are getting more sophisticated all the time, and it’s a writer’s job to get the details correct. New York Times bestselling author John Gilstrap brings his thirty years of experience as a firefighter, EMT, safety engineer and hazardous materials specialist to the classroom in a lively, interactive session to teach the basics of projectile ballistics, fire behavior, and how explosives work.

Aug 08, 2020

9:30 am - 3 pm

Murder As You Like It Mystery Conference

More information coming...

Aug 20, 2020

5 pm - 6 pm and 6 pm - 8 pm

Mystery Author Tea Party

Join us in the gardens to meet Donna Huston Murray. Her cozy mystery series features a woman much like herself, a DIY headmaster's wife with a troubling interest in crime. Her award-winning mysteries feature a clever female sleuth with many interests and talents.

Aug 26, 2020

Postponed

$3 per person

PROMM with John L. Moore

Described as a "merry widow," a mysterious young woman detained a Hessian colonel in Mount Holly, New Jersey, during the very hours that George Washington and the American were marching against Trenton. Nobody knows who she was, but by entertaining their commander all night on Christmas night 1776, she kept hundreds of Hessian troops 25 miles away from Trenton — out of the action. Moore will be talking about her and the mystery that surrounds her patriotic act in his program about the history of the Revolutionary War.

Sep 18, 2020

TBD

Adams County Library Fundraiser

Stay tuned for more information.

Nov 08, 2020

1:30 pm - 4 pm

Free

Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop's 30th Anniversary

We're celebrating two great achievements on this day; the fact that Nancy Drew turns 90 years old and our local bookshop turning 30 years old! More details to come...

Nov 26, 2020

Closed for Thanksgiving

We apologize for any inconveniences this causes  our customers as we thank you for your understanding as we allow our staff members to enjoy the holiday with their family.

Nov 28, 2020

TBD

Free

Small Business Saturday

More details to come...

Dec 06, 2020

TBD

Author Showcase

Stay tuned for more details.

Dec 25, 2020

Closed for Christmas

We apologize for any inconveniences this causes  our customers as we thank you for your understanding as we allow our staff members to enjoy the holiday with their family.

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